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Simple Crochet Hat


This lovely cosy hat crochets up in about an hour....Well possibly more if you are a beginner... You can make the smaller version which takes just one skein of Plump. The basic hat uses one skein of Plump. And why not top it off with one of our pompoms.

Alternatively, make it slightly larger and slopper using two colours of Plump, complete with a contrast trim and pompom to match!

You will also need a 10mm hook.  To buy the pattern click the tab above.

Plump Superchunky is a pretty standard superchunky (superbulky) weight yarn and can be substituted as such.  You should be careful to check the length of yarn per ball as well as the weight.  Alpaca is denser that a lot of other fibres so doesn't go quite as far as some.  Plump has 70m per 100g.

When working out which hook to use, bear in mind that Susan and Karen are quite loose crocheters.  If you know you crochet tightly, go up at least one hook size to make sure you get the lovely softness and drape in the project you are making that the yarn can give.

Ballband Tension (gauge):
Using a 10mm needle over stocking stitch 10sts to 10cm.

We really recommend not getting too stressed about exact tensions.  Everyone crochets differently and your tension can even change with your mood!  If you have found a yarn you really like and it's in the right ball park, why not buy a ball and give it a go?  Try a slightly different hook size if you are way off the right tension.  If you are putting all the effort into creating then best to use a yarn you love!

If you want any advice, drop us a line at [email protected]

Plump Superchunky and Plump DK are made from the highest quality superfine merino and baby alpaca.  These really are special and luxurious fibres and should be treated carefully!  Having said that both yarns are suitable for delicate hand washing.  Use a specialist detergent and do not agitate or twist the fibres to retain the gorgeous softness and shape of your garment.

Because of the roving nature of our yarns (they are single ply, rather than tightly twisted), some shedding may occur.  The best way to deal with this is spray your finished garment with water and leave to dry flat, naturally before the first wearing.  This sets the fibres and should stop any problems.  If you want any further advice just drop us a line at [email protected]

Using your yarn
All our yarn comes in skeins.  Before using you need to wind the skein into a ball or you will get into an awful tangled mess!  If you are not sure how to do this you can watch our video here!


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We will happily accept returns or exchanges within 28 days.  Please drop us a line at [email protected] if you plan to send anything back so that we can deal with your request.  Please note that we can only accept unused yarn, still in the skein (ie not wound into a ball).  Further information is available at our terms and conditions.